Fine Arts Lecture Series: David Salle, Thursday November 18th, 6:00pm

Since the end of the 1970's, David Salle has helped define the post-modern sensibility by combining figuration with an extremely varied pictorial language. Salle's radical use of juxtaposition conveys an improvised sense of meaning being made, of things unexpected but necessary. His paintings have been shown in over 100 museums and galleries worldwide, including major exhibitions at the Whitney; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; MoCA, Chicago; Stedelijk Museum; MoMA, Vienna; Menil Museum, Houston; Haus der Kunst, Munich; Castello di Rivoli; and the Guggenheim, Bilbao. His work is in the permanent collections of museums around the globe.

Although known primarily as a painter, Salle's work grows out of a long- standing involvement with installation art and perfomance. Over the last 25 years he has worked extensively with choreographer Karole Armitage, creating sets and costumes for many of her ballets and operas. Their collaborations have been seen at theaters in Europe and America, including The Metropolitan Opera House; The Paris Opera; The Opera Comique; Lyon Opera; Opera Deutsche, Berlin; and La Fenice, Venice. Salle received a Guggenheim fellowship for theater design in 1986 and in 1995 directed the feature film "Search and Destroy", starring Griffin Dunne and Christopher Walken.

Salle is also known as one of the most literate artists of his generation, and his essays and interviews have been published in Artforum, Art in America, Flash Art, Modern Painters, The Paris Review, as well as numerous exhibition catalogs and anthologies.

To see more of Salle's work, visit http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/artists/david_salle.htm

Event Date and Time: Thursday November 18th, 6:00pm

The Institute of Contemporary Art
Tuttleman Auditorium
118 South 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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